Liberalism’s death knell keeps tolling

Tucson tragedy is the latest sign the left’s lost touch with America

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
The Washington Times

The evidence mounts that liberalism is dead. The liberal wizards, working their wonders at the New York Times and its clearinghouses in the major networks, cannot even dupe the American people with an absurd conspiracy theory anymore. In Dallas back in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, a pious communist awash in the Marxist-Leninist bilge, shot President John F. Kennedy. In no time, the liberals had the nation focused on the “dangerous right-wing atmosphere” supposedly pervading Dallas. Soon all the talk was of “the paranoid style” of American politics. Oswald was almost forgotten. Doubtless, there are fervent liberals living today in haunts in Massachusetts and Berkeley, Calif., who believe in their heart of hearts that the president was felled by Texas Republicans.

This time around, an obvious lunatic shoots 19 people in Tucson, killing six (one of whom was a Republican judge) and wounding 14 (one of whom is a Democratic congresswoman) and the liberals try again. With artifice and craft, they try to focus the nation’s attention on the “heated rhetoric” of the right. Sarah Palin is trotted out. The Tea Partyers are cited. The venerable New York Times editorializes that “it is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge.” (Remember the Times’ cosseting of the angry left back in 2008?) Today, however, the average American has had enough of this liberal garbagespiel, and so, in a CBS poll, nearly six in 10 Americans disagreed that the “country’s heated rhetoric” had anything to do with the shooting. Liberalism has come to the end of the line. It is a bore…

Read the rest at The Washington Times.

Comments are closed.